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Numbers of note

     Print Edition: October 5, 2008

Rs 800 crore: The amount Japan’s Yamaha Motor has committed to invest in India to set up a motorcycle manufacturing facility.

Rs 2,500 crore: Projected size of the Indian online advertising pie by 2011, compared to Rs 270 crore now.

Luxury cars
438,000: The number of Vaio laptops recalled by Japan’s Sony Corporation, because of a potential hazard that could cause the machines to overheat or even burn users.

3,500: The number of luxury cars sold in India in 2007, compared to 233,000 units in China.

73,336 million units: India’s power deficit in 2007-08, up from 40,000 million units three years ago. The figure has risen from 7.3 per cent of power demand in 2004-05 to 9.9 per cent in 2007-08. According to the Central Electricity Authority, the figure for the current financial year is expected to fall marginally to 8.8 per cent (70, 616 million units).
TV sets

2,400-3,000: The number of employees Wipro Technologies has reportedly put under the scanner for nonperformance. The figure amounts to about 4-5 per cent of Wipro’s workforce.

14 million: The number of TV sets sold in India every year, of which 4 million are top-end (29-inch-plus) sets

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